Upper Gila River and Aravaipa Valleys including Clifton/Safford Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Fire Weather Watch
Statement as of 11:27 AM MDT on April 24, 2014

...Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Friday afternoon through Friday evening for low relative humidity...strong winds and a high fire danger... ...Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Saturday morning through Saturday evening for low relative humidity...strong winds and a high fire danger...

A Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Friday afternoon through Friday evening and Saturday morning through Saturday evening.

* Affected area...the watch on Friday is for the southern third of fire zone 152...or the southern portions of Cochise County. The watch on Saturday is for the eastern half of fire zone 152...or east of a Douglas to Safford line below 5000 ft.

* Timing...Friday afternoon into the early evening and Saturday morning into the early evening.

* Winds...winds Friday from the southwest 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph. Winds Saturday from the west 25 to 30 mph with gusts between 45 to 50 mph.

* Relative humidity...very low relative humidities Friday between 7 to 14 percent. Higher relative humidity Saturday between 13 and 17 percent.

* Impacts...any fires that develop will have the potential to spread rapidly.

* For a detailed view of the hazard area...visit weather.Gov/Tucson and click on the detailed hazards tab

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible red flag warnings.

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the field of the Fire Weather Watch for portions of Southeast Arizona.

1127 am MST Thu Apr 24 2014

...Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Friday afternoon through Friday evening for low relative humidity...strong winds and a high fire danger...

A Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Friday afternoon through Friday evening.

* Affected area...southeastern portions of fire zone 151...or generally south and east of Sonoita.

* Timing...Friday late afternoon to early evening.

* Winds...southwest 20 to 25 mph with gusts around 35 mph.

* Relative humidity...relative humidity 7 to 14 percent.

* Impacts...any fires that develop will have the potential to spread rapidly.

* For a detailed view of the hazard area...visit weather.Gov/Tucson and click on the detailed hazards tab

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible red flag warnings.

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the field of the Fire Weather Watch for portions of Southeast Arizona.